FHEPD - Clinical: Hepatitis D Virus Antibody, Total

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Test ID: FHEPD    
Hepatitis D Virus Antibody, Total

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.




                 NEGATIVE:  Antibody not detected

                 EQUIVOCAL:  Submission of a second (collected 3 - 4 weeks after initial specimen) suggested if clinically warranted.

                 POSITIVE:  Antibody detected


Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection occurs in association with HBV infection. A positive result for HDV total antibody may indicate either acute or chronic HDV infection. HDV antibodies appear transiently during acute infection, and typically disappear with resolution of the infection. In contrast, HDV antibodies usually persist in chronic infection. Measurement of HDV IgM may help distinguish acute from chronic infection.